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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Changing bulbs in the front bumper

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Fig. 236 In the front right wheel housing liner: changing a bulb in the headlight

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Before changing the bulb in the left-hand headlight, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right. Before changing the bulb in the right-hand headlight, turn the steering wheel all the way to the left.

The actions should only be carried out in the specified order:
1. Observe and follow the instructions on the checklist.
2. Turn the steering so that the wheel on the affected side of the vehicle is centred. If necessary, start the engine to do this. Then stop the engine again and remove the vehicle key from the ignition lock.
3. Carefully prise off the cover in the wheel housing liner in the direction of the arrow using the flat blade of the screwdriver from the vehicle toolkit .
4. Release the connector and pull it off.
5. Turn the bulb holder anticlockwise in the direction of the arrow as far as it will go and pull it out to the rear along with the bulb.
6. Replace the defective bulb with a new bulb of the same type. The bulb and bulb holder are a single unit.
7. Insert the bulb holder into the headlight and turn it clockwise as far as it will go.
8. Connect the connector to the bulb holder ②. The connector should click into place.
9. Fit the cover in the wheel housing liner .

There are various types of headlight, so the position and design of covers, bulbs and bulb holders may vary from those shown in the illustrations.

It is not possible to change the LEDs in lights with LED technology. Proceed to a qualified workshop.

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